It was with deep regret that a wide circle of friends and acquaintances learned of the passing of Mrs. Sarah Effie Horton, 178 Church St., St. Catharines, which occurred at St. Catharines General Hospital early Monday morning, February 14th, following a brief illness.
Born at Campden, Ont., the late Mrs. Horton had resided in this district for the past 50 years, and during that time was a staunch and faithful member of St. Paul St. United Church, taking an active part in various organizations, being at one time a teacher in the Sunday School, and holding important offices in the Women's Association and the Women's Missionary Society. She was a life member of the latter. Devoted to her home and family, she spent her life in loving service.
To mourn her passing she leaves three sons, Roy E. of Jordan Station; Donald E. of Toronto; J. Douglas, of Sudbury; two daughters, Mrs. George B. Pepper (Marion) of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Mrs. William J. Thompson (Evelyn), Reg.N., of Sudbury; 3 brothers, C. Edwin Brown of Dunnville, Reuben W. Brown of Winnipeg, Alonzo V. Brown of Hamilton; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Misener, Grimsby, Mrs. Rose Vaughan, Smithville, Mrs. Robert C. Evans, Welland, Mrs. Wilfred R. Bald, St. Catharines, and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Anderson, Toronto. Four grandchildren also survive. Her husband predeceased her in 1922.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Horton was held from the Butler and Son Funeral Home, 33 Duke St., on Feb. 16th at 2 p.m., with interment in Hillside Cemetery, Ridgeville. The following acted as casket bearers: Messrs. Robt. C. Evans, W.R.Bald, C. Edwin Misener, Orlin Vaughan, Cecil Evans and Stanley Brown.